Journal article

Sharing and storing digital cultural records in Central Australian Indigenous communities

Petronella Vaarzon-Morel, Linda Barwick, Jennifer Green

New Media and Society | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021


This article considers how Indigenous peoples in Central Australia share and keep digital records of events and cultural knowledge in a period of rapid technological change. To date, research has focused upon the development of digital archives and platforms that reflect Indigenous epistemologies and incorporation of protocols governing access to information. Yet there is scant research on how individuals with little access to such media share and hold—or not, as the case may be—digital cultural information. After surveying current enabling infrastructures in Central Australia, we examine how materials are held and shared when people do not have easy access to databases and the Internet. We ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage project scheme

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The authors' research was supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage project scheme (grant number LP140100806), for a partnership between the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and the Central Land Council.